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OKM’s ‘Now and Then’ Party

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  We had a fabulous OKM ‘Now and Then’ Party on Saturday night. We were graced with a very special guest and OKM Ambassador, Daphne Selphe! Thank-you all for coming out and making it a wonderful night! Follow us on instagram for more: @orphansknowmore

Naomi’s No Make-up November Challenge

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Naomi and some friends are doing a No Make-up November challenge for Orphans Know More because 69 Ugandan girls need access to education. Click here to see their progress updates, or read on to find out more about the No Make-up November challenge. Naomi is raising money for Orphans Know More (OKM) and the families…

2nd June, 2 men, 2 bikes, 2 weeks in the saddle!

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“We have been talking about doing it for years and have finally decided this was the time as we are both now in our sixties.” On 2nd June the adventure begins for Pete Adams and Harry Hewat, both pastors from Birmingham. They will be cycling the iconic 1000-mile ‘End-2-End’ route from Land’s End to John…

OKM enters the London Marathon

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Our first ever marathon runner at The London Marathon!!!!!!!! We are so proud of husband and father, Richard, who is in the final stages of preparation for this huge challenge. Richard has been a dedicated fundraiser for Orphans Know More since we began our charity 10 years ago. He just got back from a trip…

Bring on the Smiles

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Friday 7th November 2014 7:30pm – midnight Orphans Know More invites you to raise funds for our Ugandan families who have adopted orphans. Chinese 3 course set meal and disco. Raffle/Auction/Casual Dress/ Adults £25/Students £20 Chef Peking, 5-6 Church Green, Harpenden, AL5 2TP To book: email Paula at richard_blackwell@hotmail.com or text to 07747865174

HARRY GOES THE EXTRA MILE

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Thanks to Harry (pictured here with his daughter Leah) who just ran a half-marathon for OKM! Harry lives in Uganda and knows and loves our families out there. Congratulations Harry on successfully completing the challenge. Here’s a word from the man himself! ” I’m really chuffed to have finished the Maidenhead Half Marathon in 2…

TEOPISTA

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TEOPISTA, OUR SOCIAL WORKER, WHO LEAVES A LEGACY OF LOVE “Very hard working and committed” “Very caring and patient.” “A very good listener and encourager.” “Always very concerned and interested in what happened to both our children and us parents.” “A very good communicator.” “She gave quality time to the children.” “She was like a…

Light Up A Life

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On a recent trip to Uganda we were concerned for the number of families in our network who are still using kerosene (paraffin) lamps. We came home resolved to raise funds so that each of the nineteen families can have at least one solar lantern, but more if possible, as many families are large. Friday…

Rally Round Running Man, Richard

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The countdown is on, as Richard prepares for the Paris Marathon on April 7th.  7 years ago Richard traveled to Uganda and met some amazing families who had adopted many orphans, some who were HIV+. Ever since, Richard and his wife, Paula committed themselves to raise awareness and funds for the charity they helped start, Orphans Know…

Meet Moureen

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Twelve o’clock at night and the little girl, cold and huddled against the makeshift mud-hut wall awaited the familiar bang on the door. Her drunk mother and boyfriend would be returning and if she didn’t unlock the door quickly enough for them, she would receive another frenzied beating. Moureen had brothers and sisters but when…